Postgraduate taught 

Health Technology Assessment MSc/PgDip/PgCert: Online distance learning

Meet the Academics

Meet the Academics

Dr Claudia Geue

Programme Director

Claudia’s research interests include the application of econometric techniques to analyse routinely collected health data to answer research questions of socio-economic and geographical patterning of healthcare utilisation and related expenditure. She has been involved in a large number of projects evaluating the impact of public health interventions and also carrying out economic evaluations alongside clinical trials.

Eleanor Grieve

Programme Director

Eleanor's research interests include economic evaluation of public health and complex interventions, both trial-based and using decision analytic modelling. Eleanor leads HEHTA’s Global HTA research theme. She has previously worked with various NGOs in international development. She currently works on projects assisting on health economic evaluations of public health interventions.

Professor Jim Lewsey

Professor of Medical Statistics

Professor Lewsey has conducted research which evaluates public health interventions using (controlled) interrupted time series designs, alcohol research and decision analytic modelling using individual patient data. Jim develops, translates, and applies cutting-edge methodologies to his research, including synthetic controls, instrumental variable analysis and multi-state survival analysis modelling. He also leads the Analysis of Linked Health Data (ALDA) programme within HEHTA and is lead of the IHW research theme ‘Data Science – Using routine administrative data and record linkage for research’. 

Computer requirements for studying online

Broadband internet connection

  • 3 mbps or higher

Internet Browsers

Our online learning platform Moodle is compatible with any standards compliant web browser. This includes:


  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Safari
  • Edge
  • Internet Explorer


  • MobileSafari
  • Google Chrome

For the best experience and optimum security, we recommend that you keep your browser up to date. 

Javascript needs to be enabled within your browser

Please note: legacy browsers with known compatibility issues with Moodle 3.3 are:

  • Internet Explorer 10 and below
  • Safari 7 and below

Computer specifications

  • Processor: 2GHz
  • Operating system (minimum):
    • Microsoft Windows Vista service pack 1
    • Windows 7
    • Mac OS X v10.4.11+
  • Memory: 3GB of RAM or more
  • Hard disk: 300GB
  • Sound card and microphone
  • Speakers or headphones
  • Monitor and video card with 1024x768 display or higher

Mobile device specifications

  • iOS: latest (Apple Safari & Google Chrome)
  • Android: 4.4+ with latest Google Chrome

Other software

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Media player e.g. Windows Media Player or VLC
  • Word processing software (that outputs to the following file types for marking online: .doc, .docx, .html, .txt, .rft, .pdf, .ppt, .pptx, .pps, .hwp)
  • Anti-virus software

Advised hardware / software

  • Microsoft Office 2010
  • Headset (ideally with a USB connector)
  • Webcam